on 09-11-2011 10:51
on 09-11-2011 12:37
It's very easy.
1. Put the Superhub into modem only mode.
2. Use an ethernet cable to connect the WAN port of your new cable router, to LAN port one of the Superhub. (The WAN port on your router may be labelled 'WAN' or 'Internet' or 'Cable' or something else. If you are in any doubt, consult its manual, or post the make and model of your router here, and we will tell you which port to use. LAN port one on the Superhub is the ethernet port closest to the coaxial cable connection.)
More detailed instructions here:
3. Follow the setup procedure for your new router. It may be necessary to reboot the Superhub.
There is no reason why both the Superhub and the new Router cannot be hidden away. The only issue you may have is with wireless, as obstructions between the new router and the target computers can impair wireless connectivity. However, there is nothing to stop you experimenting. Also be aware that both the Superhub and the new router are likely to generate a little bit of heat, so take care to ensure they have adequate ventilation. Don't wrap them in a thermal blanket and stuff them into the oven or anything.
on 09-11-2011 13:22
on 09-11-2011 13:35
Nope, in this configuration, the Superhub can only provide one wired connection (and no wireless connections.) The only connection to the Superhub should be Superhub to new router.
Attach your computer(s) and other devices directly to the new router, either wired or wirelessly.
on 12-11-2011 21:55
Good to see you get sorted there, thanks for the help phil.
on 14-02-2012 20:00
the Netgear DGND3300 is an ADSL router. It does not have an accessible WAN port as such. It's WAN port is occupied by a built-in ADSL modem, and the router provides an external port to attach this ADSL modem to the telephone socket.
If you wish to use a third party router with the Superhub in modem mode then you need one marked as compatible with cable Internet connections. Loads of examples here from one particular vendor:
on 14-02-2012 20:20
on 14-02-2012 20:50
Inssider has to be executed on a Windows PC equipped with a wireless network card. Apologies for stating the obvious, but just to make sure!
When the program window opens you should see two rectangular boxes. The upper box will contain a list of all detected wireless access points.
Click on '2.4Ghz' to cause the lower box to display a graphical representation of the wireless environment. The various channels (frequencies) are represented on the 'x' axis, and signal 'strength' is represented by the 'y' axis. Without going into too much detail, you should choose a wireless channel (stick to 1,6 or 11) that is least occupied by the coloured curves that represent each wireless access point.